Hadassa Margolese

33 posts
Blogging since 2011. Work in Content Marketing. I'm a social Media enthusiast. Obsessed with coffee. Love fashion, design, my children, Benji, and my favorite color is gray! And no, not in that order ;-)

בקשה לנפתלי בנט

אמא של רועי פנתה לכמה אנשי תקשורת, ולמשרד החינוך ולא קיבלה מענה. רועי פנה לנפתלי בנט, בתקווה שיוכל לעזור, ועדיין מחכה. רועי עבר ועדת השמה ושובץ במסגרת חינוך מיוחד המתאימה עבורו, בבית ספר מחוץ לעירם. אלא, שלפני חודשיים משרד החינוך ביטל את השיבוץ של רועי. משרד החינוך מתעקש להשאיר את הילד בבית ספר בתוך מסגרת המועצה. זאת למרות שמסגרת בבית ספר במקום אחר הכי מתאימה עבור הילד, וההורים אף הציעו שיקחו… Continue Reading >>

Bet Shemesh

Goodbye Bet Shemesh

Goodbye, Bet Shemesh This post is for my friends who have been there for me prior to the events which took place in Bet Shemesh over the past two years, and then remained by my side throughout. My story began while doing everything in my power to protect my daughter, and her friends from extremists who terrified boys, girls, and their parents on a daily basis, for months. When the municipality,… Continue Reading >>

חוויות במקווה- בואו נשנה

השבוע פרסמתי כתבה בעקבות חוויה שלילית אשר חוויתי במקווה. התגובות לא אחרו לבוא – תמיכה רבה אך גם זעם בוטה. עצוב לי שאנשים לא הבינו את העלבון שהרגשתי אשר גרמו לי לשבת ולכתוב על מנת לשנות, למען נשים נוספות. במקום זאת הם בחרו להתקיף ולהתמקד בכל מה שמסביב ורמסו ברגל גסה את הרגשות שלי. אם דבר כזה לא קרה להן, אז כנראה שאני לא דוברת אמת. בפורומים סגורים, נשים הגיבו… Continue Reading >>

womens issues in israel

“Blessed are you… for not having made me a woman”

Blessed are you Hashem, our God, King of the universe, for not having made me a woman Ever since I can remember, I have always found the verse in my prayer book: “Blessed are you, Hashem, our God, King of the universe, for not having made me a woman”, offensive. In high school, it was explained to us that men say this verse because women are on a higher level, and therefore… Continue Reading >>

bet shemesh

Not Laughing

Today I watched a video of our Mayor, the Mayor of Bet Shemesh, Moshe Abutbul making a joke out of the spitting incidents in Bet Shemesh. At a Purim party, a reporter asked MK Eli Yishai how he gets along with Bet Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul. Moshe Abutbul made a joke out of it and said: “Since the spitting incident, the distance from Bet Shemesh to Jerusalem is only that… Continue Reading >>

הדרת נשים

Exclusion of Women in Israel takes it a Step Further

The exclusion of women in Israel takes it a step further.  According to this report a restaurant in the heart of Rehavia, must not allow female waitresses to work on Thursday evenings, or else they will lose their Badatz Agudat Israel Hechsher. The reason: many men go out to eat at the restaurant on Thursday nights, and it is inappropriate for female waitresses to serve them. This situation is out of control.… Continue Reading >>

הדרת נשים

Moving in the Wrong Direction

After feeling like we took one small step in the right direction, I now feel like we took two steps back. A few weeks ago I (along with the rest of my neighborhood) received the weekly advertisement booklet. In this booklet, there were advertisements of boy’s and girl’s dressed up in Purim costumes. The girl’s faces were blurred, the boy’s faces were not. I went on to the website of… Continue Reading >>

Twin Cities

Montgomery County and Bet Shemesh A twin city agreement is the definition of two cities from different countries who want to promote cultural and commercial ties with one another. There are many twin towns, twin sister and twin cities around the world. Maryland’s Montgomery County was due to become the twin city of Bet Shemesh, in Israel. Unfortunately, they have delayed their agreement following the recent worldwide media attention. Articles have been… Continue Reading >>

Desperate to be heard

Yesterday, my view of ultra-orthodox extremists and those who suffer in silence from them, changed. Many of those keeping silent are desperate to be heard. I received a phone call in the morning from a woman who asked in a soft, low voice “is this Margolese?” I said yes, and she continued “I am calling to say thank you. I am calling to ask you to please continue this fight. We… Continue Reading >>

Disturbing the Quiet of Shabbat

All has seemed quiet in our area of Bet Shemesh these past two weeks, as far as I’m aware. I am sure there are incidents that I am unaware of, but I enjoyed the peace. This past Shabbat, a group of seminary girls were walking towards Rabbi Dov Lipman’s house for Shabbat lunch. As they passed a house on Maapiley Egoz street, which happens to be right across from my house, a… Continue Reading >>